Amazing Low Carb Pizza Recipe
Finding a great keto pizza is like finding a treasure. It is actually pretty hard to find the perfect pizza that sticks to the keto diet. That is mainly because most traditional pizzas are loaded with carbs. The pizza crust is essentially all carbs! All that flour and sugar do make a tasty crust but…carbs, carbs, carbs! And we ketoers know that is a no, no, no.
But I know I’m not alone in my pizza cravings. Who doesn’t want a good pizza every now and then? It is such an easy, tasty food. The delicious sauce, the gooey cheese…it is hard to resist. So, like any good ketoer, I found a replacement for that carb stuffed pizza. Something that would work on my diet yet still tastes great. I said goodbye to the flour-based crust and hello to the new chicken crust.
Chicken crust pizza is probably exactly what you think it would be. It is essentially pizza toppings loaded onto a crust made from chicken. To make our pizza crust, we used ground chicken along with some select spices. Ground chicken is a great base since it is already quite soft and moldable. You can blend the spices in easily then shape the mix into a large, round circle. It is almost like making a huge, flat burger.
Once the crust is blended and formed on your tray, it is prebaked in the oven. Since the crust is made from meat, it needs to cook a little longer than a traditional pizza crust which can bake along with the toppings. We bake our chicken crust first, then add the pizza toppings, and bake again.
Speaking of pizza toppings, you may be well aware that there are a good amount of carbs in traditional marinara sauce. Tomatoes actually have a decent amount of carbs which is why they are limited on a keto diet. Pretty surprising! Yet, pizza needs sauce! We like to use Rao’s tomato sauce, which has much fewer carbs than a traditional sauce and it also tastes pretty darn good. You can buy Rao’s in most grocery stores or just order a few jars online.
Once the chicken crust is pre-baked and you have spread the low-carb tomato sauce across the top, it’s time for cheese and toppings! We kept our recipe simple, using just mozzarella and fresh basil to top our keto pizza. However, you can add any kind of keto toppings you would like! Add some pepperoni or a handful of spinach to liven up your pizza. Anything goes as long as it’s keto!
Into the oven the pizza goes and once the cheese is bubbling in the center, it is ready to eat! Slice and enjoy the pizza just as you would eat any traditional pizza. The chicken pizza crust may be a little softer but it is still firm enough to hold so you can take a big bite of pizza.
We know that you are going to be a big fan of the chicken crust pizza. It is a great way to satisfy your pizza craving while sticking to your keto goals. It is also perfect for adding some more protein into your diet. Keto is high fat, medium protein and low carb- here is your protein and your fat, all wrapped up in pizza form. Yum.
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